Epic Edwin Fox (500ml Bottle)
Edwin Fox is the second oldest surviving merchant ship in the world. It is currently in dry dock in Picton, at the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum. It has a wonderful history connecting New Zealand to the original world of IPA’s in the 1800’s. It’s early years involved shipments of IPA to India and later it brought settlers to New Zealand. One distressing voyage saw the boat run aground on the Coromandel coast in India, and to re-float the ship, they had to throw the barrels of IPA overboard. From the sale of each bottle we will be making a donation to contribute to the preservation of the Edwin Fox and the Maritime Museum. After looking at many old IPA recipes of the time, including the beers from Taylor Walker, we have come up with this interpretation of the style. Using English grown Maris Otter malt, and original English IPA yeast. The hops are a mixture of East Kent Goldings (as the original IPA recipe used) and “Epic” hops, a new English variety grown by hop farmer, Chris Nicholas (another relation of Lukes?), and Cascade hops which were bred from Fuggles.
With these ingredients you get a true East India Pale Ale, with its rich malt character, the earthy herbal character from the EKG’s and Epic hops, and the highlights of the citrus notes of the Cascade hops, which really makes this beer pop.
India Pale Ale & IPA
India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.